Tonights emotional toll came in the form of a marble maze. Preston, who is clearly attached to the color yellow, quickly became attached to a yellow marble. So it went a little like this. John build a maze and started to race a white marble against the yellow marble. He usually started the yellow one just a tiny bit before the white one, so while the "gauntlet" and the "plinko" marble maze pieces sort of evened the playing field, the yellow marble usually won. But on the off chance that the white one would win, Preston would fall into hysterical outright tears. At one point John added a "funnel" piece to the maze that really put Preston on edge. the marbles would swirl in there for a while before decending into the rest of the maze, and it became anyone's game. Preston resorted to cheating, holding back the white marble, and a one point kicking over the entire maze when the white marble pulled ahead. We had to do away with the funnel.
I eventually caught some of the antics on video, for proof and possible psychoanalysis.
We went to the library this morning. We get books for Preston while we are there, but I like to play with some of the toys and sit at the table in the big kid seat all by myself!
I still only have 1 tooth, but I'm working my second one on the bottom. It's making me grouchy and not that great of a sleeper.